To Inspire and Get Inspired

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Last Fall, we travelled from the Sangha in Groningen, the Netherlands, to an old monastery for the Wake Up Sangha-Building weekend retreat. The monastery...

Connecting with Young, Spiritual People

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by Esteban Ruseler I have a good friend and Dharma bro who went to Plum Village and told me, “Wow it was amazing. You’ll love...

Why Going to a Sangha Helps Me

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My name is Sefrijn. About a year ago a friend liked a page on Facebook called Wake Up. I was interested in what it...

Waking Up, Growing Up

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Practicing Upeksha in Wake Up By David Viafora The practice of inclusiveness (also known as equanimity or upeksha) may be one of the most challenging edges...

Sangha-Building with Brother Phap Ho

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Dear Thay, dear Sangha, dear Siblings, My name is Phap Ho, Protector of the Dharma or Brother Protection. I come from Stockholm, Sweden and I...

Sangha-Building: Wake Up Groningen

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by Nadine Spigt Actually it feels like there hasn't been so much compost for us, just a lot of flowers that needed some time before...

The Importance of Sangha Friends

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Atta, one of the participants from last year's Wake Up Easter Retreat, shares with us his insights into Sanghahood, or “why good friends are always...

Growth in Wake Up Nijmegen

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by Manon Wetzels and Reinier de Nooij The seed for Wake Up Nijmegen germinated during a retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh in Papendal, the Netherlands,...

Trust in the Sangha

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Anneke has been a regular in Wake Up Nijmegen, her hometown in the Netherlands for two years. She got into the practice through a...

Being Here Now for 13 Years!

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I started the Be Here Now Sangha, rooted in the mindfulness tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, in September of 2002, when I was 23...

Community of Young People in Hong Kong

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Plum Village Hong Kong (PVHK) is a mindfulness community practice centre established by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village Monastic Sangha....

Building a Unified Community

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Connecting Wake Up and All-Ages Sanghas By Bryan Hindert A fellow Wake Upper shared an insight during a recent retreat closing circle. He was surprised to...

Wake Up Northeast Los Angeles

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As Sangha of the Month this month, we get to know Wake Up Northeast Los Angeles, how they got started, their practice as a Sangha,...

Building a Community in Jerusalem

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4th April 2019   Chen from Wake Up Jerusalem attended the 2019 Wake Up Ambassadors Retreat in Plum Village. In this interview, she shares about her experience...

Interview: Wake Up House and Mindfulness

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Enjoy an interview with Nick Neild, one of the founders of the Wake Up House in San Diego. Learn about how the Wake Up...